One member asked whether we could not get the Tea Party involved in impeach-Obama protests. Everyone has heard about the IRS discrimination against the Tea Party regarding their non-profit status. However, even before considering the discrimination, non-profits are limited in what they can do by law. They cannot be primarily about politics and may not endorse or oppose political candidates or incumbents. This is true not just for the Tea Party, but other patriot grassroots organizations that are organized as non-profits or affiliated with a non-profit organization, not to mention churches, which are also non-profits.
The Tea Party and other such non-profit groups will not endorse or support an impeach Obama protest or inform their members about it as an organization, because that could well cause trouble with the IRS for them. The leadership of these organizations are generally reluctant to talk openly about these things.
Many individual members of these groups are interested in helping out, but they have to be contacted as individuals and not via the leadership of their groups. If you ask the leadership for help, they will most likely drop it like a hot potato and it will go no further, but they probably will not tell you why they cannot help.
At a protest, if people ask you, it is probably better not to identify yourself with the Tea Party, a 9/12 group or anti-immigration or other patriot groups that are organized as non-profits or affiliated with a non-profit. Just say you are there as a concerned citizen or as part of the “Impeach Obama Now!” group.
“Impeach Obama Now!” started out as a independent Tea Party. It is not a non-profit and will not become one. So, there is no legal prohibition by the State that prevents us protesting openly for Obama’s impeachment and removal.
As long as the tax code is written the way it is, some groups will need to be organized as non-profits. However, volunteer groups are also needed that can do the work that non-profits cannot do, such as campaign directly against the traitor in the Oval Office and demand his impeachment and removal.
This needs to be understood all across the country. The IRS regulations do not allow these grassroots patriot organizations to confront Obama directly. The Tea Party can support or oppose issues, but not politicians directly and they can certainly not call for the impeachment and removal of Obama as an organization. Individual members of these groups, though, can do whatever they want as an individual and many of them do participate in impeach Obama protests.